OCLB - Aliso and Wood Canyons

  • Sat, July 31, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Aliso and Wood Canyons
  • 11

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NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.

Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach and Laguna Beach Pride present

Aliso and Wood Canyons

Day Hike

July 31, 2021 starting at 8 AM

Contact: Doug Cable. E-mail: dccable@verizon.net. Phone: 949-922-1452

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in south Orange County covers more than 4200 acres of scenic canyons, rock formations, meadows, old oaks, and is home to lots of wildlife. We will be traversing the northern portion of this beautiful area to the spectacular views of Alta Laguna Park, ‘Top of the World’, above Laguna Beach.

Our hike will start at Canyon View Park in Aliso Viejo. We will go down Wood Canyon along Wood Creek, stopping at Dripping Cave. For those who want a more moderate hike, we will return to the starting point.

For those wanting a more rigorous hike, they will roceed up Mathis canyon to the West Ridge and then on upwards to Alta Laguna Park. After a snack break and rest stop we will take the West Ridge trail high above Laguna Canyon Road back to the trailhead. The total hike will be about 8 miles, 600 ft. elevation gain/loss, and take about 4 hours.

The trails are closed for 3 days following major rain. To verify closure/access, check Alerts at: http://www.ocparks.com/. No alternative hike is planned.

DIRECTIONS: From the I-5 take El Toro Road west. Turn left at Moulton Pkwy. Make a right on Glenwood Dr. that turns into Pacific Park after crossing the toll road. Turn right on Canyon Vistas and Canyon View Park is on the left after 0.5 miles. There is street parking only. We will meet at the street gate to the park.

WHAT TO BRING: Sturdy walking shoes or trail runners, face mask, at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker/sweater if it is cool, cameras, and snacks. Also, bring your ten essentials and click here for the list. There is a portable toilet at the trail head, restrooms and water at Alta Laguna Park.

Click here for the link to the park website for you to check on conditions, maps, etc.

Hiking Requirements - You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. 

Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing. 

Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a member, click here

Health Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.

Special COVID Related Requirements:

Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:

  1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.
  2. I will maintain social distance (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible
  3. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
  4. I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event 

 ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.

NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.


 




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